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Sakhir F1 Grand Prix 2024 Standings

The 2024 F1 Championship is underway and what a start for Max Verstappen as he raced to victory in the Bahrain GP which took place in Sakhir.

A dramatic race delivered brilliantly, and it promises to be a fascinating season following the events from the season’s opening race.

Here, we look at the landscape of the F1 season following the first race.

Current Driver Standings

Below is the current rankings as of March 6, 2024

  • Max Verstappen, NED, RED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT, 26
  • Sergio Perez, MEX, RED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT, 18
  • Carlos Sainz, ESP, FERRARI, 15
  • Charles Leclerc, MON, FERRARI, 12
  • George Russell, GBR, MERCEDES, 10
  • Lando Norris, GBR, MCLAREN MERCEDES, 8
  • Lewis Hamilton, GBR, MERCEDES, 6
  • Oscar Piastri, AUS, MCLAREN MERCEDES, 4
  • Fernando Alonso, ESP, ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES, 2
  • Lance Stroll, CAN, ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES, 1
  • Zhou Guanyu, CHN, KICK SAUBER FERRARI, 0
  • Kevin Magnussen, DEN, HAAS FERRARI, 0
  • Daniel Ricciardo, AUS, RB HONDA RBPT, 0
  • Yuki Tsunoda, JPN, RB HONDA RBPT, 0
  • Alexander Albon, THA, WILLIAMS MERCEDES, 0
  • Nico Hulkenberg, GER, HAAS FERRARI, 0
  • Esteban Ocon, FRA, ALPINE RENAULT, 0
  • Pierre Gasly, FRA, ALPINE RENAULT, 0
  • Valtteri Bottas, FIN, KICK SAUBER FERRARI, 0
  • Logan Sargeant, USA, WILLIAMS MERCEDES, 0

Team Standings

Below is a list of team standings as of March 6, 2024

  • Red Bull Racing-Honda 44
  • Ferrari 27
  • Mercedes 16
  • McLaren-Mercedes 12
  • Aston Martin Aramco-Mercedes 3
  • Kick Sauber-Ferrari 0
  • Haas-Ferrari 0
  • RB-Honda RBPT 0
  • Williams-Mercedes 0
  • Alpine-Renault 0

Notable Performances

Like in many seasons, the day belonged to Max Verstappen as the Dutch driver delivered an impeccable performance to race home to glory in the opening event of the campaign.

Many believed Verstappen would be the man to stop this year and he proved that is likely to be the case with a dominant display in Bahrain.

Sergio Perez was another impressive performer, but he knows it’s going to work take something special to stop Verstappen in this form.

Lewis Hamilton, Verstappen’s great rival, could only finish seventh and he’ll be aiming for a much-improved race in his next outing.

Implications for the Championship

The goal for every driver barring Max Verstappen is how to stop the Dutchman from exerting his dominance on the 2024 season.

In his best form, Verstappen is a ruthless driver who knows what it takes to win every race as well as securing championships.

Many drivers will know they’re capable of beating Verstappen but can they do it enough times over a season to prevent him from winning the championship.

Bahrain has gone now so the drivers will need to regroup and ensure they can get their campaign up and running at the next opportunity.

Looking Ahead

Next up on the schedule for the drivers is a trip to Saudi Arabia during the Riyadh Festival as the drivers look to make a significant impact.

If Verstappen can secure a second-straight victory, then it’s going to be hard for us the remaining competitors even at this stage.

After Saudi Arabia is a trip to Australia followed but visits to Japan and China. Nothing is won after five races, but it’ll be interesting to see who’ll be the biggest threat to Verstappen after the first few events are out the way.

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Fan Tokens Holder Benefits & Rewards 

Fan Tokens empower you to reward your passion. Think of unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences like meeting the players, re-creating classic goals or even being a part of matchday in novel and exciting ways. You can win matchday tickets, VIP seats, behindthe-scenes access and more with your Fan Tokens. 

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